We offer this degree for one reason: to help you become a highly qualified speech-language pathologist with the skills, compassion and motivation to make a difference in your community, wherever you choose to live. We do that through faith-based academic coursework and clinical placements designed to help you reach your career goals, while emphasizing life-long learning, high moral and ethical competencies. When you graduate, you will be prepared to impact people’s lives in truly meaningful ways.
Our clinical program is distinct. You’ll have off-campus placements throughout your time in the program, as well as some on-campus clinical experiences with other professionals. More and more, health care is delivered by teams of professionals from the various specialties. We’ve structured our program around this type of inter-disciplinary collaboration so that your experience is broadened to include other professionals that you may work with during your career.
Speech Language Pathology Admission:CSDCAS Application Opens: September 17, 2015Application Deadline: January 4, 2016On-Campus Interviews: February 29-March 2, 2016Entry Month: May 2016To be considered for the Master of Science in Speech Language Pathology program, you’ll need to meet the following criteria:
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The steps below outline the application process for the Master of Science-Speech Language Pathology program. To apply, you are required to submit both an application through CSDCAS as well as the SLP Supplemental Form. Before starting these applications, we recommend that you complete the following checklist:
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For more information regarding the admission process, please contact:
Dr. Marian Carter
Assistant Dean of Enrollment Management and Student Services
Fall 1 Semester* includes: Clinical Phonetics (4 credits), Anatomy and Physiology (3 credits), Principles of Audiology (3 credits), Clinical Methods in CSDS (4 credits) -- Total Credits (14) Spring 1 Semester includes: Development of Language in Children (3 credits), Rehabilitation Audiology (3 credits) -- Total Credits (6) Summer 1 Semester includes**: Neuroscience for Speech Language Pathologists (3 credits), Language Disorders in Children I (2 credits) -- Total Credits (5)Fall 2 Semester includes: Research Methods in Speech Language Pathology (2 credits), Practical Application of Speech Science (2 credits), Language Disorders in Children II (2 credits), Articulation and Phonological Disorders (4 credits), Beginning Clinic Practicum (1 credit) -- Total Credits (11) Spring Semester 2 includes: Language Disorders in Children III (3 credits), Prevention and Diagnosis of Speech, Language and Cognitive Disorders (2 credits), Evaluation and Treatment of Aphasia in Adults (3 credits), Voice and Resonance Disorders Across the Lifespan (3 credits) Clinical Practicum (1 credit) -- Total Credits (12) Summer 2 Semester includes**: Counseling Strategies in Speech Language Pathology (2 credits), Motor Speech Disorders (3 credits), Medical Aspects of Speech Language Pathology (2 credits), Clinical Practicum (1 credit) -- Total Credits (8) Fall 3 Semester*** includes: Dysphagia in Pediatrics and Adults (3 credits), Cognitive-Communicative Disorders in Adults (3 credits), Fluency Disorders Across the Lifespan (3 credits), Clinical Practicum (2 credits) -- Total Credits (11) Spring 3 Semester includes: Professional Trends in Speech Language Pathology (3 credits), Capstone Seminar (3 credits), Clinical Practicum (2 credits) -- Total Credits (8) Total Program Credits: 75*Students on campus all semester**Students on campus for 10 weeks during this semester***Students visit campus for capstone pre-presentations this semester Download the Master of Science in Speech Language Pathology (without background) Proposed Plan of Study
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Students participate in a variety of experiences that help prepare them for careers in speech language pathology. The Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders maintains relationships with numerous clinical agencies in the Birmingham area.
*The Master of Science program in Speech Language Pathology has filed application to become a candidate for accreditation by the Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology (CAA). Candidacy approval from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) is pending. Students are encouraged to apply now, but will not be accepted until after we have received the appropriate notifications and approvals from CAA.
Margaret L. JohnsonAssociate Professor & Chair, Department of Communication Sciences & Disordersmjohns26@samford.edu205-726-4461